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Bezos v Musk: Billionaire race to space heating up
Bezos v Musk: Billionaire race to space heating up

Billionaire Jeff Bezos will team up with a Boeing-Lockheed Martin to develop US-made rocket engines, in competition with…

Tiny galaxy harbours black hole surprise

Astronomers using the Hubble orbital telescope found a "supermassive" black hole lurking at the heart of the only dwarf…

Dial up a space taxi service?

Nasa has awarded its first private contracts for ferrying astronauts to the International Space Station.

Boeing and SpaceX picked to ferry NASA astronauts

NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from US soil and ending its reliance on expensive Russian rockets…

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The Block NZ 2012 winner Ben Crawford and his girlfriend…

Videographic: Ebola virus video Videographic: Ebola virus

Sierra Leone launches a three-day nationwide shutdown…

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Extreme solar storm coming
Extreme solar storm coming

An extreme solar flare is blasting its way to Earth and could mess up some power grids, satellites and radio transmissions…

Rare close-up view of asteroid over NZ skies
Rare close-up view of asteroid over NZ skies

Kiwi astronomers got a rare chance to witness an asteroid travel across the sky above New Zealand this morning. The whale-sized…

Jupiter's icy moon Europa may have active tectonic plates
Jupiter's icy moon Europa may have active tectonic plates

Jupiter's icy moon Europa may have active tectonic plates similar to those that shape the Earth, which had long been thought…

Meteorite smashes into Nicaragua
Meteorite smashes into Nicaragua

A mysterious explosion that rocked Nicaragua's crowded capital Managua, creating a large crater, appears to have been caused…

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Asteroid swings by Earth
Asteroid swings by Earth

An asteroid nicknamed after a maligned dog and with the potential to cause catastrophic damage will…

Asteroid to give Godzone 'near' miss

A newly discovered asteroid the size of a whale will fly by New Zealand tomorrow morning.

Satellite images show NZ much brighter

Night-time images captured by US defence satellites show a New Zealand much brighter than it was in the early 1990s.

Asteroid to pass right over NZ

A newly discovered asteroid will buzz Earth on Monday, and it'll pass just 40,200 kilometres over the top of New Zealand…

Five possible sites for comet landing
Five possible sites for comet landing

The European Space Agency (ESA) said it has drawn up a shortlist of five possible sites for carrying…

Explainer: How do satellites orbit the Earth?

Satellites in orbit are routinely used for communication, imaging and navigation - yet many people don't understand how…

Aurora's glory lights up

A geomagnetic storm has sparked auroras around both poles - helping set up a stunning photograph taken in Otago.

Experts forecast apocalyptic weather

Intense aerial turbulence, ice storms and scorching heatwaves, huge ocean waves - the world's climate experts forecast apocalyptic…

Alien lifeform hopes raised

Researchers established that tiny life forms were thriving in a lake beneath 800 metres of pack ice, despite not seening…

Stunning space panorama
Stunning space panorama

A photographer has captured a stunning panorama image of the Milky Way on a clear, starry night. Amit…

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